We register for so many other things: wedding showers, baby showers - so why not register for a doula? Choosing to have a doula during your birth and the early postpartum period is truly a choice that cannot be quantified. Women who have had doulas report more satisfaction during their births and more confidence in their parenting. How can you really put a price tag on that? If you're willing to ask your friends and family to contribute to your crib, stroller, diapers, wipes and breast pump (which are all necessities to most of us), why wouldn't you ask them to contribute to the necessary luxury of having a compassionate and knowledgeable professional to support you during one of the most vulnerable and life-changing times in your life?
Good grief you’re exhausted. So exhausted. You haven’t seen your feet in a while now—why? Because you’re too exhausted to keep going to the gym! You ache. Could be the exhaustion (yup, again) but it could also be from all the changes. So many changes. At least the crib got built…finally. Most food doesn’t sound very appetizing right now. Nerves. Wow—so much is coming so soon. I hope she’s ready.
(Cue the sound of a needle scratching across a record…)
Every single list of suggested items for a baby registry includes it: a wipe warmer. In fact, it’s usually in the list of “Top Sellers” as well as “Top Recommended.” It’s just expensive enough that the typical new mother sees it as a luxury that she wouldn’t purchase on her own, but it’s elusive enough that she definitely wants it, and is thrilled if a friend or family member brings it to her baby shower.